Monday, May 28, 2007

What Memorial Day is all about

Attention! Memorial Day is about honoring our deceased, in specific those who have served our country in the military. It is a time to pray for and express our gratitude for those who have defended us through the years.
Memorial Day is not about sales, BBQs, or vacations. It is certainly not about a three day weekend. After making holy days holidays, one of the most unfortunate things that our society has done is to more our major civic holidays to Monday. This makes them about us; our leisure and our convenience. We forget what they are really all about. (Also, they encourage people not to go to Mass. If we have to have three day weekends, they should be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.)
Anyway, please remember to say a prayer today for our beloved, military dead. Remember, "All gave some. Some gave all."
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